What is Involved in Timeline Building?
Timeline building offers students a chance to get to know the flow of history by recording dates and events into a timeline book. Students write in their timeline book as they learn key events and their significance in their main program. They can also write in dates important to them personally, such as family events or things they learn in their own reading time. Timeline figures are a fun way to add to the color and flavor of a timeline book. WinterPromise provides colored timeline figures for students to cut out and paste into their own timeline book. We also provide a week-by-week schedule of when to use each figure, and additional dates to write in, along with the historical significance of the event. WinterPromise also offers you a unique timeline resource, our “Timelines in History.” It is copied on heavy-duty cardstock and should last a student throughout their school years. Each student usually enjoys having his own, as it is a personal journal in which they can record any information they’d like to. Our timeline differs from other similar resources in two key ways that help you with introducing “notebooking” into your studies. First, each page doesn’t just contain endless rows of meaningless numbers; instead, at the top of each page are 2-3 descriptors of major movements, civilizations or events in history. From the “Middle Kingdom of Egypt” or “The Age of Exploration” to “World War II” or “The Industrial Revolution,” these descriptors aid your student in true understanding of how history flows and relates to real events. The second distinctive feature is its loose-leaf nature; it is three-hole punched and copied on only one side. This feature provides a blank spread in between each date spread. This means your student can file “Make-Your-Own” history pages, artwork, reports and more in between their timeline pages. Year after year, they’ll collect “Make-Your-Own” pages and their own work in this one
resource. They’ll literally “Make-Their-Own” history book that will serve as a scrapbook of homeschool memories they’ll never want to part with.
How About the Notebooking Resource - What Is It and How Does it Work?
Notebooking is one of the most desirable ways to help your student remember day-to-day learning. Notebooking has become very popular amongst homeschoolers as a way for home educated students to feed back on what they have learned. ln general, notebooking pages require students to use what they have learned to fill out a page to be kept as a bundle and collected. Our “”Make-Your-Own·· series are exclusives to WinterPromise and are informative and interactive! Our pages aren’t like some resources where each page is the same — no, we’ve done the work to offer you many different pages that offer students chances to illustrate pages, write ··newspaper”” entries, create period placard signs, solve codes, and so much more. lt’s a great way to reinforce daily work and a creative outlet for art-happy (and even not so art-happy) students. The pages can be collected and filed in between our “Timelines in History·· resource, and added to year after year, to literally “”Make-Their-Own·· history book!